Cian's debut for Wales in Qatar
Cian Tyler will be making his first debut with Wales at a forthcoming international tournament in Qatar. It is due to take place at the end of February and is a just reward for the hard work that he has put in at the Wales Development camps. Many congratulations!
Cian, currently in Year 10, has recently been offered his first full-time contract at Coventry City with the confirmation of a scholarship contract commencing when he leaves school. These Premier League approved contracts run post GCSE for two years 2018-20, thus ensuring that Cian will be at Coventry City at least until age 18.
Rich Stevens, the Coventry City Academy manager said “This is a magnificent achievement for Cian who has been at the Coventry City academy since the age of 8 (2010). The journey from U9 through the school boy ages is a challenging one and it is always great to see players who have been through the programme from the beginning. Cian has shown great commitment and dedication to get to this point.
Of course the hard work starts here as growing a career and developing talent is a long term journey. Cian has also had recognition with both England and Wales and this is an extended part of his pathway that will give him great experience. We very much hope he will continue to flourish and develop his career at Coventry in the years to come.”
Mr Tedstone, Director of Sport at Warwick School commented, “Cian is a very talented, enthusiastic and determined all round sportsman and is a member of the cricket, rugby and basketball teams at school. We are delighted that he has been granted this fantastic opportunity with Coventry City and I am sure he will continue to work as hard at his football as he does in the classroom and at all his other sporting activities. This is clearly only the first step up the ladder but we wish him a very successful future.”
Cian was both surprised and delighted in equal measure by the early offer of the contract. In particular, he is very excited to be finally having some goalkeeper training sessions with the Coventry legend Steve Ogrizivic, first team GK coach, although he freely admits that whilst enjoyable, Steve’s sessions can also be somewhat challenging.